Astute readers will have noted that our purported outage is taking a while to materialize. Those guys over at the new web host seem to be having some trouble getting their groove on and YT is starting to have doubts about whether this new arrangement will be any better than the last. [Gulp!]
Meanwhile, remember Árni Johnsen, epitome of Independence Party corruption? Fancying himself a sort of Icelandic Viktor Yuschenko, old Árni reveals in an interview with DV this weekend that he was recently a victim of poisoning. Apparently the poison was slipped into food supplements that he was taking and he has a suspicion who it was. Fortunately he lived, although his fingers swelled up and his fingernails went all crusty. As he tells DV, “I just couldn’t believe it. I thought to myself, this can’t be right. – It’s annoying, but there’s no point wallowing in it.” Meanwhile today’s Fréttablaðið lauds Árni for “… taking it like a man. An assassination attempt is made on his life and instead of going to the police and informing them of who he suspects, this hero of a man shrugs his shoulders, says ‘how annoying’ and goes off to be interviewed by DV.”
I say we need more like him to get us out of the kreppa.
THERE’S A STORM ON
It started around noon and has been intensifying ever since. There was a demo on Austurvöllur today and apparently around 200 people showed up – YT gave it a miss, partly because of my kreppoverload and partly because some of AAH’s malaise from a few days ago seems to have rubbed off on me and I’m feeling decidedly under the weather.My younger [half-] sister is celebrating her 30th birthday this evening and I’d like to be fit to go. Time to go lie down. Currently 3°C [37F]. Sunrise was at 9:02 am, sunset due for 6:21 pm.